Seeking equal representation of women in all facets of society, the feminist movement has found a prominent place in the national conversation and has evolved greatly from one decade to the next. The Onion looks at some of the movement’s critical milestones.

4200 B.C.

Eve performs first recorded act of civil disobedience

1637

Women in Saxony granted the right to speech above a whisper

1920

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed, leading many prominent lawmakers to wonder what more these shrill harpies could possibly want out of them

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1950-Present

Pearls, kitten heels increasingly viewed as undesirable vacuuming attire

1950s

TV sitcoms slowly start exposing what bumbling fools men are in the home

1964

Germaine Greer determines the best way to burn a bra is to take it off first

1968

Philip Morris introduces Virginia Slims, granting women equal access to lung cancer and emphysema

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1972

Nation shocked to learn that the same issues affecting women are in fact also affecting black women

1976

KISS releases its single “Hard Luck Woman” in show of solidarity with its female fan base

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2009

Catcallers phase out loud wolf-whistling in favor of following women silently to their cars

2016

Feminism dealt a crippling blow by YouTube user TruthMaster69

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